275.55  Election.

The board of the school district shall call a special election to be held not later than forty days following the date of the final hearing on the dissolution proposal. The special election may be held at the same time as the regular school election. The proposition submitted to the voters residing in the school district at the special election shall describe each separate area to be attached to a contiguous school district and shall name the school district to which it will be attached.

The board shall give written notice of the proposed date of the election to the county commissioner of elections. The proposed date shall be pursuant to section 39.2, subsections 1 and 2 and section 47.6, subsections 1 and 2. The county commissioner of elections shall give notice of the election by one publication in the same newspaper in which the previous notice was published about the hearing, which publication shall not be less than four nor more than twenty days prior to the election.

The proposition shall be adopted if a majority of the electors voting on the proposition approve its adoption.

The attachment is effective July 1 following its approval. If the dissolution proposal is for the dissolution of a school district with a certified enrollment of fewer than six hundred, the territory located in the school district that dissolved is eligible, if approved by the director of the department of education, for a reduction in the foundation property tax levy under section 257.3, subsection 1. If the director approves a reduction in the foundation property tax levy as provided in this section, the director shall notify the director of the department of management of the reduction.

Section History: Early form

  [C81, § 275.55]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1263, § 4; 89 Acts, ch 135, § 69

Internal References

  Referred to in § 257.3, 275.54

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